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Jerry Simon

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  1. Ed McMahon? What about Ellen and the Pakistani?
  2. Why would someone install a tempering valve on the hot water heater pipes? Wouldn't one just keep the heater's thermostat set at 120-125 degrees?
  3. Busiest month I've had in at least five years. 'Bout frickin' time. . .
  4. Am I the last one to see/hear the trip-alarm built-into the new-fangled type of GFCI receptacle serving a ground-water sump pump? Took me about 2 minutes to find what was beeping. . .
  5. He wanders the back streets of Evanston constantly seeking new wheels for his shopping cart. He's a bit beyond semi-retired.
  6. I think a better approach is to first tell where the problem is: "Up in the SE corner of the attic, there is . . ." Down at the middle of the rear basement wall, there is . . ." I didn't always used to do that, but I think Katen does, and that's good enough fer me.
  7. Lack of brevity. Some people just go on and on. They keep talking about the same issue in multiple ways. They can't just state things simply and concisely. They feel the need to hammer the issue in from many angles. They just ramble forever about that which could be easily stated in one sentence. They just go on and on and on. . .
  8. This has happened with me a few times. Most recent one was finding catastrophic termite damage to wood framing on half-height basement walls. Came back a few weeks later with second client, and homeowner had covered the damage with batt insulation. Saved my client half his fee.
  9. I'm betting that's true for about 50% of the population. I like to relax and read a book in the tub. My wife thinks it's gross to use a bathtub (or a hot tub, spa, etc.).
  10. Hard to see in the pict, but the sloped back of the tub, where your back would comfortably lie against, is under the tub spout.
  11. Yes, with no way to easily reach the shower valve/faucet while sitting in the tub.
  12. New construction. Good grief. . .
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